Hi Girls. Just update you on my recent chemo round. As you know I was heading into cycle 2, 4th line, with carboplatin/gemcitabine and Avastin was to be added in shortly (again). Had a mildish reaction to carbo during cycle 1, so additional anti-histamines & anti-nausea added in for cycle 2. Well...that did't go so well, as I had a most dramatic and sudden re-action : all within minutes and I think I lost nearly 1 hour of my day. Sweats, nausea, bad dose of "trots" ( embarrassing) and a "major" drop in blood pressure. Don't know who got a bigger shock - the medics or me. But, the oncology team responded so rapidly, that I had full confidence so I did not panic ( I hope) - oxygen and drugs had me sleeping like a docile baby for a few hours.
End result is that carboplatin and me are parting company - but while still considered platinum sensitive - a replacement chemo drug will be given. However, gemcitabine will stay and that is for next week.
So home with more new drugs - the list is getting bigger and I had to write them all down today.
Don't know what regime will be yet - but will check that out next week, when I can talk to my Onc with a working brain. I see that PARP inhibitors (olaparib) are being used in CUH but not sure about that, as I know it used when BRCA gene is involved & this does apply in my case. Other times it is used I know.
So survived another day ; barely, and feeling so much better today. A combination of the recovery drugs and new anti nausea drugs.
So, for those of you who are still on carbo : don't worry, I had managed it for a long time and also, there are plenty more drugs for me.
I am not going to read anything up on the dreaded Internet - mind is too boggled already and need to clear my head as the past week has been hard and bad. Will get there in time though.
Regards to all you are on treatment and good wishes for continued good health to those who are finished and having good reviews.
Love & Hugs, Daisies